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"...a fine performance by a trio that is truly a threesome in all aspects. The music will all be well known. The songs are handled with dignity and respect. On many tunes he sings the verses also, much appreciated. Gershwin’s music lends itself so well for jazz performances and Mr. Beekman takes full advantage of that fact.
All I can say, if you love Gershwin and you appreciate a fine trio setting, this disc is for you. I recommend this compact disc without reservation."
Mountain Greenery (Listen)
Wait Till You See Her
Have you Met Miss Jones
It Never Entered My Mind
My Heart Stood Still
There’s a Small Hotel (Listen)
Spring is Here
This Can’t be Love (Listen)
This Funny World
Falling in Love with Love
The Lady is a Tramp (Listen)
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"As a vocalist, Perry Beekman can hold his own with any of his contemporaries. As a guitarist, Perry adds a bit of the New York panache that elevates these classics to a new rarefied level of excellence... Perry Beekman raises his game and with that moves to the very top of the pack in the traditional jazz setting. Bewitched is about as close to perfect as you can find."
Review by Brent Black
Critical Jazz / Bop-N-Jazz
I Get A Kick Out of You (Listen)
Always True To You in My Fashion
I Happen To Like New York
In the Still of the Night (Listen)
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Miss Otis Regrets
Night and Day
Let's Do It
Just One of Those Things (Listen)
So in Love
I Love Paris
You're the Top
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"It is rare to find a jazz guitarist that ‘burns’ on the guitar and sings superbly. Such is the case with Perry Beekman."
Review by Brandon Bernstein
Just Jazz Guitar Magazine
"Eschewing vocal gymnastics, Beekman lets Porter’s lyrics and melodies speak for themselves. Considering his dual talents, John Pizzarelli might need to watch his back."
Review by Dan Forte
Vintage Guitar Magazine
“Beekman is an engaging singer, and a terrific guitarist. His partners in music are perfectly simpatico with his approach to the material. This combination of jazz and the sophisticated songs of Cole Porter will lift your spirits and keep a smile on your face.”
Review by Joe Lang
“Making old school new cool is a walk in the park for Beekman who is indeed real deal talent…”
Review by Brent Black
“This jazz guitarist takes a delightful meander through territory that’s not quite jazz, not quite cabaret but enough of both to please either audience. Standards taken off the beaten path, what a concept. Give it a spin when the need for sophistication is in the air.”
Review by Chris Spector
Editor and Publisher, MidWest Record